Félix Saparelli

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a.k.a. passcod

A modern retelling of a tale about a great painter

Posted on Oct 20 ‘14

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A project lead wanted to know who amongst her designers was the best. She set up a computer and invited them all to come up and show talent.

— Félix Saparelli (@passcod) October 19, 2014

Soon enough, the competition was raging fiercely. Designers from other teams and departments joined in, and they produced incredible scenes.

— Félix Saparelli (@passcod) October 19, 2014

The project lead wondered and marvelled at the beauty displayed, but she could not judge one designer better than another. What a conundrum!

— Félix Saparelli (@passcod) October 19, 2014

At some point, nobody could quite remember when, a hush came upon the assembly. A developer had stepped in, and claimed something ridiculous

— Félix Saparelli (@passcod) October 19, 2014

The developer had claimed he could prove he was the best, and wanted access to the computer to have his chance. There was much talk at that.

— Félix Saparelli (@passcod) October 19, 2014

The developer was about to get thrown out by laughing designers when the project lead intervened. "Show me what you can do" she challenged.

— Félix Saparelli (@passcod) October 19, 2014

The developer stepped to the computer. He closed all the windows. Photoshop, Illustrator, the best programs for the job. He opened MS Paint.

— Félix Saparelli (@passcod) October 19, 2014

He grabbed the mouse lightly, positioned it carefully, and in one fluid movement, drew a circle on the screen. He then declared: "I'm done."

— Félix Saparelli (@passcod) October 19, 2014

A baffled designer asked: "How can that possibly show you as the best?" The other designers soon rallied to this. The proj. lead was silent.

— Félix Saparelli (@passcod) October 19, 2014

The developer said, calmly: "This is a perfect circle, drawn with a mouse, on MS Paint, with the brush tool. Are you capable of this feat?"

— Félix Saparelli (@passcod) October 19, 2014

The designers tried and tried, but none could replicate the quality, precision and perfection of the developer. Thus he was chosen as best.

— Félix Saparelli (@passcod) October 19, 2014

And that is how a wizard can be better than a master of the art.

— Félix Saparelli (@passcod) October 19, 2014